A Digest of Hindu Law on Contracts and Successions, Volume 2

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Higginbotham, 1865
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Page 160 - ... and, like those abstemious men, a virtuous wife ascends to heaven, though she have no child, if, after the decease of her lord, she devote herself to pious austerity...
Page 158 - on succession to the estate of one who leaves no male issue," this author first quotes (Ch. xi. page 158,) the following text of Vrihusputi : " In scripture and in the code of law, as well as in popular practice, a wife is declared by the wise to be half the body of her husband, equally sharing the fruit of pure and impure acts.
Page 160 - Let her emaciate her body by living voluntarily on pure flowers, roots, and fruit ; but let her not, when her lord is deceased, even pronounce the name of another man. " Let her continue till death forgiving all injuries, performing harsh duties, avoiding every sensual pleasure, and cheerfully practising the incomparable rules of virtue, which have been followed by such women as were devoted to one only husband.
Page 109 - Their fathers protect them in childhood ; their husbands protect them in youth ; their sons protect them in age : a woman is never fit for independence.
Page 132 - ... a barren wife may be superseded by another in the eighth year; she whose children are all dead, in the tenth ; she who brings forth only daughters, in the eleventh ; she who speaks unkindly, without delay...
Page 133 - A barren wife may be superseded by another in the eighth year ; she, whose children are all dead, in the tenth ; she, who brings forth only daughters, in the eleventh ; she, who is accustomed to speak unkindly, without delay.":): 82nd.
Page 110 - For he who preserves his wife from, vice, preserves his offspring from, suspicion of bastardy, his ancient usages from neglect, his family from disgrace, himself from anguish, and his duty from violation.
Page 584 - WHAT was given before the nuptial fire, what ' was given on the bridal procession, what was given ' in token of love, and what was received from a ' brother, a mother, or a father, are considered as the ' six-fold separate property of a married woman : 195.
Page 147 - No sacrifice is allowed to women apart from their husbands, no religious rite, no fasting : as far only as a wife honours her lord, so far she is exalted in heaven.
Page 153 - She who follows her husband (to another world) shall dwell in a region of joy for so many years as there are hairs on the human body, or 35 millions.

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